The Art of Perfumery: Exploring the Traditional Scents of the UAE

The Art of Perfumery: Exploring the Traditional Scents of the UAE

In the UAE, the art of perfumery is not just a craft; it's a storied tradition, interwoven with culture, history, and personal expression. At COSA CASA, we draw inspiration from this rich perfumery heritage to create fragrances that resonate with both the past and the present.

The Roots of Emirati Perfumery: The tradition of Emirati perfumery dates back centuries, rooted in a time when spice traders brought precious aromatics to the Arabian Peninsula. Ingredients like oud, amber, musk, and rose became the cornerstone of the Emirati scent profile, used not only for personal fragrance but also in homes and public spaces.

Traditional Ingredients and Methods: The use of these ingredients was an art form. Oud, derived from the resinous heartwood of Agar trees, offered a deep, complex base. Rose provided a contrasting delicate top note. These natural scents were often blended using age-old methods, such as slow distillation and infusion, to create oils and attars that were rich and long-lasting.

Reimagining Historical Scents: Today, COSA CASA pays homage to these traditional scents by reimagining them for modern sensibilities. Our perfumers balance the historical depth of Emirati aromatics with contemporary trends, crafting fragrances that bridge the gap between the timeless and the modern.


COSA CASA's fragrance collection is an invitation to explore the Emirati olfactory art form—a journey through scents that are both quintessentially Emirati and refreshingly contemporary. Join us as we celebrate the legacy and future of UAE's perfumery.

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